Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.51
Liaison Karen Eckert, Ph.D.
Submission Date March 5, 2021
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Principia College
IC-1: Institutional Boundary

Status Score Responsible Party
N/A Karen Eckert, Ph.D.
Professor and Director
Center for Sustainability
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Institution type: Associate (i.e., short-cycle), Baccalaureate, Doctoral/Research, or Master's:
Baccalaureate

Institutional control (Public, Private for-profit, or Private non-profit):
Private non-profit

A brief description of the institution’s main campus and other aspects of the institutional boundary used to complete this report:

Principia College, located on 2600 acres of land on the bluffs of the Mississippi River, became a National Historic Landmark in 1993. The core (built) campus is 100 acres. In addition, the property features 2500 acres of wetland, native tall-grass prairie, and mature oak-hickory forest. Forestry practices and products are FSC-compliant (certification has expired). Three Rivers Community Farm is a 12 acre chemical-free CSA (vegetable farm) located on Principia College property; it provides volunteer and internship opportunities for Principia College students and the CSA serves the surrounding community.


Which of the following features are present on campus and which are included within the institutional boundary?:
Present? Included?
Agricultural school No No
Medical school No No
Other professional school with labs and clinics (e.g. dental, nursing, pharmacy, public health, veterinary) No No
Satellite campus No No
Farm larger than 5 acres or 2 hectares Yes Yes
Agricultural experiment station larger than 5 acres or 2 hectares No No
Hospital No No

The rationale for excluding any features that are present from the institutional boundary:

As noted above, excepting an on-campus CSA (https://threeriverscommunityfarm.com/), none of these features are present within our institutional boundary.


Additional documentation to support the submission :
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